Anthropology in the Mining Industry: Community Relations by Glynn Cochrane

By Glynn Cochrane

This e-book outlines how Rio Tinto—one of the world’s biggest miners—redesigned and rebuilt relationships with groups after the rejection of the corporate in the course of Bougainville’s Civil warfare. Glynn Cochrane recollects how he and co-workers applied their education as social anthropologists to aid the corporate to earn an management acceptance and aggressive enterprise virtue by way of developing the case for long term, at the flooring, smoke-in-the-eyes interplay with humans in neighborhood groups worldwide, regardless of the allure of maximal potency thoughts and faster, more straightforward solutions. rather than utilizing ready-made, formulaic toolkits, Rio Tinto trusted neighborhood practitioners to attempt to house neighborhood personal tastes and cultural variations. This quantity offers a step by step account of the way mining businesses can use social anthropological and ethnographic insights to layout methods of operating with neighborhood groups, specifically in occasions of upheaval. 

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